As planning programs wind down from exams and project deadlines, students are taking the time to reflect on a busy and productive Fall 2011 school term. The University updates in this issue of Plan2Plan outline the activities completed by planning programs across Canada during the past term.
There are several upcoming events and initiatives to plan for as students rest up over the holidays. Please read the Updates section for further details!
Students should ask questions and research the various opportunities available in planning practice. One means of exploring is through gathering the experiences of planning professionals who have valuable knowledge about the planning profession. In this issue of Plan2Plan, Breanne Harder, a recent graduate currently completing an internship in Mexico has shared her experiences to date in the planning profession. In addition, Andrew Sacret, the recipient of the 2011 CIP President’s Award for Young Planners, shared reflections of his six years in the planning profession.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in sharing your professional or co-op work experience with planning students.
|CIP visit with some Dalhousie University Graduate Planning Society members. Left to right: Alisma Perry, Claire O’Donnell, Kerri Trace, Dean MacDougall
I had the pleasure of visiting three Universities this Fall: the University of Dalhousie, the University of Manitoba, and Ryerson University. The university visits provided a chance to meet students across Canada and to discuss CIP opportunities and upcoming Planning for the Future initiatives.
Don’t forget to apply for scholarships available to CIP student members! The deadlines are fast approaching, so take a moment over the holidays to submit your applications. Further information and application forms are available in the “Student Zone” at: http://www.cip-icu.ca.
Planning Student Trust Fund (deadline: January 27, 2012)
- Dillon Scholarship ($5,000): Overall best graduate student research submission
- CIP President’s Scholarship ($4,000): Most outstanding research submission
- Past President’s Scholarship (Three awards of $2,000): Top three research submissions in honour of Thomas Adams, Horace Seymour and Humphrey Carver
New: Vancouver Scholarship for Excellence & Leadership in Sustainable Planning (Deadline: January 27, 2012)
- Donated through the generosity of an anonymous benefactor, this scholarship valued at $3,500 is targeted to student leaders interested in and/or currently researching sustainable community planning. CIP student members from across Canada are welcome to apply.
CIP College of Fellows Travel Scholarship (Deadline: January 20, 2012)
- This $4,000 scholarship is available for students enrolled in the final year of their undergraduate planning program. This scholarship provides the opportunity to travel, observe and study planning projects first hand.
2012 CIP Conference & Call for Student Papers
The annual CIP/APPI Conference, “The Great Exchange: Putting Ideas into Action” will be held in Banff, Alberta from October 9-12, 2012. The conference offers student and professional networking opportunities, as well as lectures and discussions to supplement your planning education. More information is available at http://cip2012.cip-icu.ca/. Students can get involved through the following initiatives:
- Students are encouraged to submit a proposal to present papers or a poster. More information is available at: http://cip2012.cip-icu.ca/english/proposals.htm
- New! Opportunities are available to fund transportation costs of up to $500 per student who successfully applies to present at the CIP conference. Stay tuned for application details!
- Reduced registration fees are available for students who volunteer at the CIP conference.
Canadian Association of Planning Students Conference
The Canadian Association of Planning Students (CAPS) is hosting the annual CAPS conference in Vancouver, BC from February 2-4, 2012 at Simon Fraser University. The conference, “Planning Horizons: The Edge, Future, and Potential of Planning,” will focus on the exchange of perspectives from students and professionals on what is cutting-edge in planning today.
Check out the CAPS update and visit http://caps-aceau.org/ for more information.
Planning for the Future
CIP and the Affiliates have started to implement the Planning for the Future (PFF) initiative. What does this mean for student planners and the membership process? Check out http://www.planningincanada.ca/ and the Planning for the Future update for more information.
2012-2013 CIP Student Representative
Are you interested in representing planning students across Canada? The call for 2012-2013 Student Representative applicants will be announced at the upcoming CAPS conference. The following outlines various initiatives associated with the position:
- Represents planning students as a voting member on CIP Council
- Liaises with University Student Representatives
- Delivers CIP presentations and receives student feedback through University visits and teleconferences
- Attends the CIP and CAPS conferences
- Creates issues of Plan2Plan
- Writes articles for publication in Plan Canada
- Corresponds with current and future students interested in planning and CIP
- Proposes and implements initiatives for planning students
- Networks with planning students and professionals across Canada!
As the 2011 term wraps up, many students now have reports or projects that could be published in the next issue of Plan Canada. This opportunity would allow you to share your work with students and professionals across the country. Inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, and best of luck with your studies in the New Year!
2011–2012 CIP Student Representative
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